Peanuts Solvent Extraction PlantÂ are first decorticated to remove the husk. The kernels so obtained have an oil content in excess of 48%. The kernels are subjected to mechanical extraction with the help of screw presses. The resultant cake has residual oil content varying from 8 to 12% depending on the extent of pressing. The pre-pressed cake is subjected to solvent extraction process for recovery of the residual oil.